The Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has appointed Ato Dereje Begashaw as its Diplomatic Representative in Uganda.
One of Ato Dereje’s first tasks as a diplomatic representative was to establish communications with the Government of Uganda. In a letter sent to Mr. Sam Kutesa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Uganda, he requested a diplomatic recognition on behalf of ENTC.
Before being forced into exile, Ato Dereje Begashaw was a prominent young journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Satenaw Newspaper and Asqual Newspaper in Ethiopia. He had also served as an election observer for the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) in 2005.
Ato Dereje’s letter to the Government of Uganda explains ENTC’s mission, and discusses the political, economic and security crises in Ethiopia, as well as the need for the Ugandan government to help with a peaceful transition to democracy.
ENTC was founded at a 3-day conference in Dallas, Texas, that was convened from July 1 – 3, 2012, with the participation of representatives from over 30 cities and countries.
For more info:
ENTC Foreign Relations
85 S. Bragg St. Alexandria VA, 22312 USA